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Data breach

This month, a security researcher Bob Diachenko found an exposed database breaches as covered here in a TechCrunch article. The database, which is owned by a leading backup and data recovery company that provide backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software for virtual, physical and multi-cloud infrastructure, contains more than 440 million of customer records, mostly names, email addresses, and in some cases IP addresses.

According to Bob in his post on LinkedIn, this 200GB database contains massive customer data from 2013 to 2017 and apparently is used for marketing automation platforms to reach out to this company's customers.

This unfortunate event shows the importance of considering a backup solution that works with you, not against you. It is time to break up with your current backup vendor. You should entrust your important business data with a reliable backup vendors that take you seriously.

Beside this condition, these are five signs when you need to consider to break free from your current backup vendor:

  1. The solution was made for VMs, not for the entire infrastructure.
  2. The solution SLAs does not support any scenario to meet any business requirement.
  3. The solution tie you down to your vendor’s cloud and its limitations.
  4. The solution is lack of transparency, no built-in non-disruptive, automated testing and SLA reporting without separate solutions.
  5. The solution need extensive IT resources to deploy and manage.

Arcserve is the most experienced data protection vendor in the world and has been protecting critical business data for 35 years. As a member of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, Arcserve’s data centers are located in the countries designated by Article 45(1) of the GDPR, and their powerful, compliance-driven technology was designed with specific capabilities to address GDPR compliance, among other regulations.

Find out more about Arcserve Unified Data Protection by clicking the link below, or just simply contact us here.